Friday 22 09 2017
UWS is celebrating climbing into the top 100 of The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the first time.
UWS is placed 100 in the latest edition of the league table, which is officially published on Sunday (24th September). This is an increase of six places from last year.
UWS is also ranked in the top three of Scottish universities for teaching excellence. UWS delivers outstanding teaching for its students and places significant importance on this, ensuring that it continues to be one of the University’s key strengths.
The University’s commitment to ensuring students have access to the latest technology and flexible teaching environments is no better highlighted than by its new state-of-the-art Lanarkshire Campus which is scheduled to open in September 2018. This truly innovative Campus will feature one of the best higher education learning environments in the country, in which contemporary approaches to learning and teaching can be realised.
The excellent placing in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 follows the publication earlier this month of the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, which saw UWS climb to the overall category of 501-600 out of the 1100+ institutions assessed by THE. This means that UWS is officially recognised as being in the top 3% of universities worldwide.
Earlier in the year the University was also ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years of age in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2017.
Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said:
This is fantastic news and is yet another example of the significant progress we are making and of the hard work and commitment of colleagues across UWS. Our strong ranking for teaching excellence is particularly pleasing and is testament to our strong commitment to providing student-centred, personalised and distinctive learning and teaching experiences underpinned by professionally relevant research, knowledge exchange and enterprise.